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Hidden Resources at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library Thomas Stephen Neel, Library Director With the advent of online genealogical resources, many of us have forgotten and newbies have never realized that family and local history collections in public and special libraries were once the starting point for any research venture, the source for documentation of facts concerning an ancestor’s life, and a place for advice and guidance in learning the methodology of research. This hasn’t changed! The Ohio Genealogical Society has nearly 50,000 books; countless film and fiche titles; hundreds of thousands of cards, charts, and vertical files; three storage rooms of manuscripts; a large map collection; and many electronic resources. Less that one percent of the OGS collection is online and this is true of the unique items in all our genealogical research libraries. OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 611 STATE ROUTE 97 W BELVILLE OH 44813-8813 Phone: 419-886-1903 Open Tues thru Sat 9 to 5 Fax: 419-886-0092 Free to members; $5.00 non-members Web: www.ogs.org Free parking Email: email@example.com Photocopies 20 cents (books, computer, microfilm) Directions: From north or south, take I-71 to SR-97 Lexington/Bellville exit, go east on SR-97 one- half mile to OGS library. If coming from Bellville, take SR-97 west from the town square three miles going toward the I-71 interchange. General Holdings: 50,000 volumes alphabetically arranged by state/county/subject Nearly all Ohio published local history and genealogical resources Ohio census 1800 to 1930 on film and US census 1790-1940 digitally 250,000 ancestor cards filed by surname 4,000 Bible records, indexed City and county directories for Ohio Ohio yearbook collection for high schools and colleges Nearly 15,000 lineage society applications – FFO, SCWFO, SBO, CFO Environmentally controlled archives filled with manuscript materials Collection of original and reprint Ohio county cadastral atlases Online searchable library catalog Over 5,000 family histories Obituaries, Family Group Sheets, Ancestor Charts & More! Selected Treasures in the OGS Collection IOOF yearbooks Kentucky Court Series (Cook) Land office entries for Ohio Laws of Ohio series LDS locality index/family registry on fiche Map Guides to German Parish Registers Margaret Main Bouic indexes Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of Rev War Massachusetts Vital Records books Meyers Orts und Verkehrs Lexikon Migration from the Russian Empire Muster-in Rolls for Ohio Civil War soldiers Nauvoo Baptisms for the Dead New entries for taxation in Ohio New Jersey Archives series New York church records (Vosburgh) Non-population census schedules Ohio 1812 Ohio tax duplicate index Northern Ohio District naturalizations 1855-1967 American State Papers – Public Lands Northwest Territory Papers Amish & Mennonite Genealogies Obituaries in Dziennik Chicagoski Anne Budd newspaper abstracts for Ashland County OGS chapter newsletters Applications for Civil War grave headstones OGS lineage society papers (FFO, SCWFO, SBO) Barbour Collection of Connecticut Ohio birth and death indexes Beekman Patent records Ohio family Bibles Bible Records in WRHS series Ohio Penitentiary and Mansfield Reformatory Blacks in Ohio 1880 Ohio Tax Records 1801 to 1814 Bounty land warrant applications US Military District Ohio’s best local history collection Brethren Encyclopedia Original 1880 census for Ohio Cadastral Maps for Ohio (land ownership) Pennsylvania Archives series Cemetery inscriptions from all Ohio counties Pennsylvania German Society publications Chattel and real tax lists Pension rolls of 1820, 1835, 1883 Cherokee and Creek Indian rolls Periodicals – major runs of over 200 titles Church Records Survey for Ohio Personal data files (charts, cards, CDs) Civil War company histories Postmaster appointments Colonial Records of North Carolina Quadrennial enumerations County home records (infirmary, children) Railroad Maps for Ohio Covered Wagon Women series Rare Book room Cuyahoga County Probate Case file index Register of Blacks in Ohio DAR Library Catalog Register of Jewish Holocaust Survivors DAR Patriot Indexes and lineage books Regular Army discharges from War of 1812 Darke county cemetery photographs Roll of honor series Document Transcriptions of War of 1812 School land leases Dun & Bradstreet Ohio business directories Shane Manuscripts Egle’s Notes and Queries South Carolina Death Index 1915-1944 on fiche Encyclopedia of Am Quaker Genealogy (Hinshaw) Spanish American Grave Registration Files English family history society periodicals Surveys for Canton/Wooster/Steubenville lands Essex Institute Historical Collections Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires Family histories (5000) and vertical files Virgil White’s military indices Famine Immigrants series Virginia Historical Index (Swem) Florida obituaries for Ohioans War of Rebellion Official Records series Gateway to the West publications Western Reserve Land Drafts 1795-1809 Genealogical Research Directories 1983-2006 Whissemore and Ohio photograph collections Germans to America Who’s Who section Great Migration Series Wills, tax records, deed indexes, marriages on film Guide to Manuscripts of NEHGS Wolf scalps Immigration index series (Filby) Women in the Western Reserve (1896) Index to Ohio marriages 1788 to 1830 Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Indiana Biographical Index on fiche WWI AEF, 83rd Division, Ohio International Genealogical Index on fiche Yearbook collection (unmatched) Library Programs Lending Library – Duplicate materials, including Ohio’s county histories, are available to members through a loan library. For a $5.00 fee, users may choose two titles from a list of over 4,500 and may keep the books for three weeks. Shipping/handling is $6.00 additional if the books are mailed. Tours – The OGS library staff host tour groups during business hours. Visitors on any pre- arranged tour may gain free admittance for the day. We do promote our membership services, give a tour of the library, and can offer a class if requested. Meeting rooms are also available. Speakers Bureau – Ohio has a wide array of genealogical speakers who will come to your area for a modest fee. Each speaker has been recommended by one or more of our 94 OGS chapters. Scanning/Photocopy Services – In an effort to acquire unique local history manuscripts, we can scan or photocopy old journals, township records, store accounts, family Bibles, research aids, and out-of-print books not already in our collection. These materials are then returned to the patron. We do not duplicate family histories. Copy Services – Our library volunteers will do limited searching in our collection in response to prepaid inquiries submitted on a particular Ohio ancestor or research problem. The fee is $5.00 per request for OGS members and $20.00 for non-members. The first ten photocopies and return postage are included in the fee. Online resources – The Ohio Genealogical Society subscribes to several online databanks, including Ancestry.com (U.S. & International), WorldVitalRecords.com, Heritage Pursuit, Genealogy Bank – News Bank, Newspaper Archive.com, New England Historic Genealogical Society Databases, Everton Online Databases, Fold3, Heritage Quest Online (through public library) and Ohio Genealogical Society and Chapter Databases. These databases contain: 30,000 full text books searchable 78.7 million death records Ohio’s Sanborn fire insurance maps Revolutionary War pension applications 1790 through 1940 US census images 1.9 million periodical entries in PERSI Freedman’s Bank records 1865-1874 One World Tree US Immigration Collection – passenger lists 22.7 million post-1977 obituaries 2,200 historical newspapers with 50 million pages 102,000 historical documents Collection Access Points Online Library Catalog – available at www.ogs.org in the library section. Our collection is searchable by author, title, subject or by any word in the bibliographic record. Subject search “cemeteries Darke Ohio” will yield all tombstones books. Subject search “registers Richland Ohio” will yield all church and vital records. Subject search “Smith family” will yield family histories, not all Smiths. Subject search “handbooks” will yield all how-to material. Ohio Genealogical Society Web Site – www.ogs.org Every-name index to Ohio Bible records collection List of all family vertical files in library Catalog of high school and college yearbooks arranged by city Roster of First Families of Ohio applications (settlement before Dec. 31, 1820) Periodical Contents List – guide to articles in our 50 years of publishing Periodical Source Index (PERSI) – available through Heritage Quest Online The Fort Wayne staff index all our OGS and chapter periodicals National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC – www.loc.gov/coll/NUCMC) Notes many of our OGS manuscript holdings Family History Library Catalog (www.familysearch.org) Often overlooked, a great guide to what is available for Ohio Personal Visit to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library! Volunteers on duty to assist you (books geographically arranged with subject codes) Our Library Needs 1. More Ohio school and college yearbooks 2. Your family history or CD (acts as a good backup) 3. Photocopies of one-of-a-kind manuscripts 4. Family Bible and family record images 5. Eventual archival placement of your family history collection 6. Non-Ohio books (especially east of the Mississippi River) And Coming in the New Library High speed scanning services IT staff for additional web site resources Pro-active archives program Online instruction for your Ohio research This outline may be reproduced in your local newsletter or as a handout for promotional purposes.
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